Monday, January 24, 2011

three sheets to the wind

splice the main brace and batten down the hatches!


Art said...

Here is the meaning of "Splice the mainbrace". "Splice the mainbrace" is an order given aboard naval vessels to issue the crew with a drink. Originally an order for one of the most difficult emergency repair jobs aboard a sailing ship, it became a euphemism for authorized celebratory drinking afterward, and then the name of an order to grant the crew an extra ration of rum or grog.

ami moore said...

these are so charming.
thank you.